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Advanced Readings in Classical Chinese


Admission requirements

BA3- course “Classical Chinees III” or comparable course.


This course consists of intensive reading of texts in the Classical Chinese literary language of China, for MA students who have successfully completed their studies of Classical Chinese at BA level.

Course objectives

  • expanding vocabulary and grammatical knowledge

  • refining reading skills

  • refining translation skills

  • using dictionaries and other relevant sources


See the timetable on the departmental website for time and location.

Mode of instruction


Course Load

2 contact hours per week=12×2: 24 hours
5 hours preparing for ca. 12 classes: 60 hours
Preparing assignments: 10 hours
Final essay: 46 hours

Total course load: 140 hours

Assessment method

Class participation and assignments 40% of the final grade
Final essay, including a translation of a text selected by the student 60% of the final grade

Students must complete all requirements (participation, assignments, final essay) to pass the course.

There is no resit opportunity for participation and assignments. The resit for the final essay is only available to students whose final grade is insufficient. The resit will then make up 100% of the grade.


Yes: distribution of texts to be read and various announcements “Blackboard”

Reading list

to be announced through Blackboard


Registration through uSis is compulsory. No registration, means no admission to attend this course.


For further information about this course, please contact Wu Yinghui: